Patagonia pulled out of the annual Outdoor Retailer trade show in Utah due to the state leadership’s opposition to the new Bears Ears National Monument.
Last week Airbnb offered free housing to refugees and others affected by the controversial U.S. travel ban. In an email to users, the company said it was encouraged by the outpouring of support and planned to up the ante by housing 100,000 people in need over the next five years.
SPECIAL SERIES: Sustainable Events
The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. With this in mind, Emma Owens of Positive Impact takes a look back at lessons the travel sector can learn from COP22.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living structure. It’s about the same size as Germany or Japan and is so expansive that it can be seen from outer space. It’s not dead yet, but you could say it’s on life support. Scientists say there’s still hope for its recovery, but we need to act quickly.
“These businesses move a more responsible style of tourism into the mainstream,” Justin Francis, founder of the World Responsible Tourism Awards, said of sustainable operators. “They are the future of tourism.” Is he right?
Custodial employees at Walt Disney World in Florida are worried that new GPS tracking technology designed to keep the theme park cleaner will interfere with their job seniority and the right to perform their tasks as they see fit.
Through a new partnership with the American Cancer Society, Extended Stay America is making treatment a little easier for the millions of folks with a cancer diagnosis.
After months of controversy surrounding allegations of racial discrimination by its hosts, Airbnb will require all users to agree to an anti-discrimination pledge starting tomorrow, November 1.
For years, post-grad students combined Peace Corps service with education through Peace Corps’ Masters International. Although the program will close its doors this year, students can still tap other options to bring a Peace Corps experience together with their post-grad work.
SolarCity is offering up to $1,000 in cash to Airbnb hosts who install solar power systems on their rooftops. Both companies are leaning on the environmental benefits of solar in order to resonate with customers.
The $1.5 billion Massachusetts-based travel company, which was one of the first adopters of user-generated content, plans to pull tickets for hundreds of animal attractions from its site.
Many people are looking to have a more meaningful, positive impact on the places they visit — whether by volunteering their time, collecting donations, or simply making sure the money they spend goes directly into the hands of locals. Travel expert Raj Gyawali reflects on the lessons he’s learned over the years of working in the tourism industry in Nepal.
Since childhood, Ed Monat was fascinated by the ocean and all things underwater. He now channels this passion to put on a delightful two-hour undersea tour of Frenchman Bay in Midcoast Maine.